Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
Virtual Akron Zoo Ed
Saturday, Jul. 24, 2 pm
Join a fun, interactive virtual tour as Akron Zoo educators walk through the zoo grounds to visit and talk about different animal enclosures - the next best thing to being there!
Registration with email is required to recieve Zoom link, which will be sent the day before the program.
Virtual French for K
Sunday, Jul. 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (6 Sundays: July 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15, 22)
Children ages 5-11 are invited to learn to speak French! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group language lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series that will run for approximately 45 minutes on six consecutive Sundays, beginning on July 18 at 1:00 p.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific supplies or prior French-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required only once for the session. Children who have taken our French classes in the past are welcome to join again!
 
Virtual Beginner Ame
Monday, Jul. 26, 3:30p.m.
Explore new possibilities for communication and language in this interactive American Sign Language class with Signing With Miss Steph. Miss Steph is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and local instructor who offers fun and developmentally appropriate courses for children of all ages. This six-week beginner course is designed specifically for children in grades K through 4. Register once for all six weeks. 
Virtual Beginner Ame
Monday, Jul. 26, 4:30p.m.
Explore new possibilities for communication and language in this interactive American Sign Language class with Signing With Miss Steph. Miss Steph is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and local instructor who offers fun and developmentally appropriate courses for children of all ages. This six-week beginner course is designed specifically for children in grades 5 through 8. Register once for all six weeks. 
Virtual Nonfiction B
Monday, Jul. 26, 5:30pm
This program has been cancelled.
Join us on July 26th at 5:30 pm on Zoom for a virtual discussion of Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis and illustrated by Gilbert Ford.

Copies of the book will be available at the children's desk. Copies may be picked up at the desk, curbside, or at the window. Please call (330) 653-6658 x1020 for availabilty, and for curbside or window pickup.

Please register once per family/screen and list the names & grades of children participating when prompted.
Virtual Spanish Thro
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (6 Tuesdays: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17)
Young children ages 3-6 are invited to learn Spanish through music! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for young children and their caregivers. It combines music and language, with songs, rhythmic patterns, specific melodies, and live instruments. Children will be exposed to Spanish for the full duration of the class. The session will run for approximately 30-40 minutes on 6 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on July 13 at 11 a.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific instruments or prior Spanish-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required once for the session. Children who have attended this program in the past are welcome to join again!

 
In-Person Lunch Bunc
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. (6 Tuesdays at noon: June 22 & 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Kindergarten, here we come! Children going into kindergarten are invited to join us for our 6-week in-person Lunch Bunch program, weekly on Tuesdays beginning June 22 at noon! This program will be held outside the library, on the lawn behind the back patio. Bring a lunch, and we will enjoy books and early literacy activities that focus on concepts and skills for school readiness. 
Masks are encouraged, and social distancing will be required. This program is only for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. Registration is required only once for the entire summer.
Virtual Behind the S
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Children entering in to grades k-5th are invited to a behind the scenes look at several locations in Hudson! We will be exploring different businesses and children will get the chance to ask questions and see some of their favorite Hudson buinesses like never before.  This is a 5 week session every Tuesday from June 29-July 27.  Registration is required and you only need to sign-up once for the whole 5 weeks. 
Virtual Theatre Powe
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 Tuesdays: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17)
Kids ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a fun weekly kid’s theatre & singing group! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer this free live group musical theatre experience on 6 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning July 13 at 3 p.m. on Zoom.

In this class, we’ll explore using our voices and our body language as tools for self-expression, learn healthy vocal techniques for singing and performing, and encourage collaboration and self-confidence in a positive environment through virtual drama games and activities. No experience necessary! Just bring a positive attitude and a willingness to be silly!

Kids will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required once for the session. 

 
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 4:30p.m.
Calling all young do-it-yourselfers! Join us for a virtual meeting of DIY Club and learn how to turn ordinary materials into extraordinary projects! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. All children in grades K through 5 are welcome. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
Virtual Chapter Chat
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 6:15 p.m. (Tuesdays, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 at 6:15 p.m.)
Kids ages 7-10 are invited to join our chapter book program, Chapter Chatter. In this four-part series, we will get together on Zoom to relax and listen to a chapter book read by Miss Beth (with brief discussion before and after each session). Our July book will be Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Each session will last an average of 45 minutes.
In-Person Lunch Bunc
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. (Six Wednesdays: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28)
Kindergarten, here we come! Children going into kindergarten are invited to join us for our 6-week in-person Lunch Bunch program, weekly on Wednesdays beginning June 23 at noon! This program will be held outside the library, on the lawn behind the back patio. Bring a lunch, and we will enjoy books and early literacy activities that focus on concepts and skills for school readiness. 

Masks are encouraged, and social distancing will be required. This program is only for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. Registration is required only once for the entire summer.
Virtual Mandarin for
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (6 Wednesdays: July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18)
Children ages 7-12 are invited to learn to speak Mandarin! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group language lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series that will run for approximately 30-40 minutes on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on July 14 at 12:30 p.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific supplies or prior Mandarin-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required only once for the session. Children who took this course in the Spring are welcome to join again!
 
Virtual Italian for
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (6 Wednesdays: July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18)
Children of all ages are invited to learn to speak Italian! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series that will run for approximately 30 minutes on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on July 14 at 1 p.m. 

Participating families do not need prior Italian-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required once for the session. Children who have attended our Italian programs in the past are welcome to join again!

 
Virtual Mandarin for
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (6 Wednesdays: July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18)
Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited to learn to speak Mandarin! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group language lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series that will run for approximately 30 minutes on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on July 14 at 1:30 p.m.
 
Participating families do need not need any specific supplies or prior Mandarin-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required only once for the session.
 
Canceled Virtual Mid
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 4:30p.m.
Canceled
Creatives in grades 6 through 8 are invited to explore a wide range of artistic styles in mediums from painting to collage to textiles. Join us virtually on Wednesday, July 28 at 4:30p.m. for a hands-on DIY project. Registration is required. A valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link.   
Virtual Evening Fami
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Families are invited to join us for a live and interactive evening family storytime on Zoom! We will share stories and rhymes before bedtime. Jammies and stuffies are not required but are definitely encouraged! This storytime is geared toward children ages 2-5, but all are welcome. 

For the summer months, storytime will meet on Zoom on the last Wednesday evening of each month, and registration is required separately for each session. Join us as often as you are able!
In-Person Chalk the
Thursday, Jul. 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session is full, but there is a second session the next day, Friday July 30, that you can register for!

It’s an annual tradition! Kids of all ages are invited to join us at the library to decorate our sidewalks with your own beautiful chalk designs! We will have a specific outdoor area for young artists to decorate. We provide the chalk, and you provide the inspiration.

Registration is required once per family. Choose from one of two days (Thursday or Friday). Masks are encouraged, and social distancing is required.
Virtual Dungeons and
Thursday, Jul. 29, 4:30 p.m. (Thursdays, June 24, July 29 4:30 p.m.)
Join us for our Dungeons and Dragons campaign! We'll be playing over Zoom and using DnDBeyond. For grades 4-6. The first session will be focused on character creation.
Virtual Student News
Thursday, Jul. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Teens and tweens will enjoy a 6 week course with high school journalist, Victoria Feng, who will teach them about how to outline, write and edit different types of newspaper articles.  Ms. Feng has been published in The New York Times, WIRED, Business Insider, Women's Health, and more. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Quill & Scroll, Illinois High School Association, and more. Victoria founded Launch Student News, a volunteer organization that introduces students across the nation to journalism. A former Hudson student, Victoria is so excited to share her love of writing with tweens and teens at the library.  For teens age 11-18. Registration required.
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